Drake’s Certified Lover Boy album makes a spectacular debut atop the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week for any album in over a year.
Pulling in 613,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. almost doubling Kanye West’s Donda who was No. 1 last week with 309,000 units.
.@Drake‘s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ tops the Billboard 200 with the biggest week for any album in over a year. https://t.co/7m9ypg2h5B
— billboard (@billboard) September 12, 2021
Drake now joins Kanye as one of only eight artists with at least 10 No. 1 albums in the 65-year history of the Billboard 200 chart.
Donda falls to No. 2 in its second week with 141,000 equivalent album units earned (down 54%).
Iron Maiden earns their highest charting album ever with Senjutsu debuting at No. 3 with 64,000 equivalent album units earned.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour falls one spot to No. 4 with 61,000 equivalent album units earned (down 18%). Doja Cat’s Planet Her also drops one spot to No. 5 (49,000 units; down 7%) while Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever remains at No. 7 this week (just over 39,000; down 1%).
Imagine Dragons’s Mercury – Act 1 debuts at No. 9 with 31,000 equivalent album units earned.